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Cairngorms artificial ski slope refused against officer advice

Cairngorms artificial ski slope refused against officer advice

Plans for an artificial ski slope in Scotland's Cairngorms National Park have been refused, against a recommendation from planners who concluded that adverse visual impacts arising from the scheme could be mitigated.

Report calls for planning changes to boost London's 'meanwhile' uses

Report calls for planning changes to boost London's 'meanwhile' uses

Councils should develop local plan policies to encourage temporary 'meanwhile' uses for vacant sites awaiting development, while the government should explore creating a new permitted development right to encourage such changes of use, a report has recommended.

Minister blocks plan to double size of Cribbs Causeway out-of-town mall over sequential test failure

Minister blocks plan to double size of Cribbs Causeway out-of-town mall over sequential test failure

The communities secretary has refused plans that would have seen the Cribbs Causeway shopping centre near Bristol almost double in size, after he concluded that there was a sequentially preferable site for such a scheme in the centre of the city.

Mayor scraps long-delayed Bristol Arena plan in favour of mixed-use proposal

Mayor scraps long-delayed Bristol Arena plan in favour of mixed-use proposal

Long-running plans for an arena in Bristol city centre have been scrapped in favour of a 460-home, mixed-use development on the site.

Campaigners welcome Scottish golf course call in over sand dunes concerns

Campaigners welcome Scottish golf course call in over sand dunes concerns

Campaigners have welcomed a decision by Scottish ministers to call in plans for a golf course on the country's north east coast, after planning consent was granted earlier this year against a recommendation for refusal by planners.

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